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Athanasios Gymnos, magistros (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: Μ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

  
ΣΡ,
ΜΓΙΡ
ΓΥΜΝΘ
ΘΝΣΙΟ
 Υ 

σφραγὶ(ς) μαγίστρου Γυμνοῦ {Ἀθ} Ἀθ(α)νασίου

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: Μ̅ΘΥ̅: Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.

  
ΣΡ,
ΜΓΙΡ
ΓΥΜΝΘ
ΘΝΣΙΟ
 Υ 

σφραγὶ(ς) μαγίστρου Γυμνοῦ {Ἀθ} Ἀθ(α)νασίου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1152
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 2562.

Translation

σφραγὶς μαγίστρου Γυμνοῦ Ἀθανασίου.

Seal of the magistros Athanasios Gymnos.

Commentary

Note that the engraver began the owner's name at the end of the third line (ΑΘ) only to repeat these letters at the beginning of the fourth line.